Six years ago to the day was our first G&B’s Nightmare Before Christmas show, an evening dedicated to comedy’s darker side. It was from the success of this night we developed our Dark Delights shows (the next one is February 22nd), a space where acts could experiment with darker comedy in the knowledge an audience knew what was in store. Good dark comedy is possibly the most difficult to hone and perfect. Too often we see young comics come to the stage with tasteless gags that they think are funny and when they get a cold response from a room
We were at The Star of Kings last night and the show kicked off with some laughs from Jim Brown and some of the little things he tried during lockdown. Divorce was his least favourite. It was then over to the brilliant Holly Kasselder. Holly describes herself as one of life’s ‘medium’ type people, but our audience definitely thought she was one of life’s fabulous people! We then had Jamie Skepper, who comes from a long line of torch bearers and tightwads. Marc Molnar was next with why he would get paranoid and check if he’d crapped himself any time
Headlining at The Star of Kings on Tuesday November 30th we have the hilarious Jake Cornford and the brilliant Ben Kavanagh. The rest of the evening’s funnies will be from this lot: Daniel Bishop Shalaka Kurup Myles Burgess Jen Greenwood Katie McLeod Oskaras Šiuša Alex Theo Rhea Folkers Chris East Mr Lorraine Tom Gaskin Jim Brown Billy Abery Holly Kasselder Jamie Skepper Kyle Davies Anthony Gilét Show starts at 7.30pm.